Before you know it school will be here again plus my girls also have summer homework to complete. It seems like we are always scrambling to find everything we need when the girls are doing homework. In order to solve that dilemma, I wanted a dedicated spot for highlighters, pencils, crayons, rulers, paper clips and more. Even though both girls have a desk, they often complete their homework in other spots of the house. Therefore, I made the bin portable with all the necessary supplies plus it looks cute too! This bin will also work great if you end up having virtual school this year.
I bought all the supplies to make the DIY Homework Station Bin plus all the school supplies at Dollar General. It cost me under $30 for everything.I started with a basic shower caddy and my youngest daughter used washi tape and patterned duct tape to give it some style. She also used the sticker letters to add the word homework to the side. The beauty of this project is that you or your kids can decorate it however you like. Dollar General carries a bunch of cute washi tape patterns and duct tape patterns. We picked pink with white polka dots, mustaches, and owls.
I bought some tumblers that we decorated as well to hold pencils and highlighters. They fit right inside the shower caddy and give some more organization. It helps when everything has an assigned spot. I also bought some small plastic containers in the kitchen section that are perfect for paper clips!
Overall, I love how this project turned out. It is so easy plus inexpensive as well. I think that this DIY homework station will keep us on track for the upcoming school year!
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Neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Bloggers Brags. I’m pinning! 🙂
Great idea….have seen these same containers used in cars for kids to hold there drinks and treats.
Katie V says
Super cute! I could use this both at home and in my classroom, especially since I’m a traveling teacher. It would be nice to have my students’ supplies on the go!
This is such a great idea! My daughter usually has everything thrown everywhere and can’t find what she needs to do her homework. I’m making this! Thanks for sharing your post at the #LivingwithStyle Linky Party! I hope that you will link up again next Wednesday!
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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
This is a great idea! And by getting your kids to help create it, maybe they’ll WANT to do more homework… LOL. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/07/02/home-matters-linky-party-44/ 🙂
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These are so cute!!! I made something similar to those for my children a few years ago for their craft table. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty hope you will join us again this week!!
I love Homework Station Bin. It’s amazing! Maybe you and your daugther can make a
new one for an example of Statnion Bin for papers? I mean ,when kids draw something after that
it can put into a special bin 🙂
That is a great idea!
I will be wainting 🙂
Super cute ideas! One of my daughters is a first grade school teacher and all of her kiddos has these little totes. with what they need for their day. So many cute things you can do with these little totes. Visiting from TOHOT. Hugs and blessings, Cindy